Pagan adventure game The Mildew Children announced

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Publisher Valkyrie Initiative have announced The Mildew Children, a new game based on pagan themes developed by Evgeniy Chugunov.

In the game players assume the role of a witch named Kyrphel as she works with her sisters to survive a ritual that will save their village.

Here’s a rundown of the game, plus the announcement trailer:

The Mildew Children

Featuring a blend of 2D adventure and visual novel, The Mildew Children is a grim tale about a village inhabited only by children who follow savage pagan traditions. A young witch named Kyrphel, along with her sisters, are bound to perform a macabre Ritual in order to save their village. A witch’s demise during the ritual is not extraordinary, since not all can triumph over Mistress Death. This time, Kyrphel is strong enough to handle it. Or so she thought.

Combining the elements of fairy tale and horror, the story draws on pagan folklore and ancient beliefs. Accompany Kyrphel and her friends in this grim, beautifully hand-drawn adventure game. Take part in the Ritual and discover the secret of the village, interact with peculiar villagers, bewitch, and overcome the affliction that haunts the young sorceress.


  • A mysterious tale that spans across 12 chapters
  • Over 8 hours of narrative and gameplay combining investigations, puzzles, quick-time events (QTE) and multiple-choice dialogues.
  • More than 30 unique locations: the village streets, the tangled paths of the forest thicket, the burial ground, as well as unique interiors – from old battered huts to magnificent chambers.
  • A series of tough decisions that will force you to think twice about how you proceed – will you go against ancient traditions or follow them to the end?
  • 10 characters with a detailed personality and story, 100+ of unique portraits reflecting the characters’ emotions during dialogues. Numerous side characters Kyrphel would have to interact with in order to fulfill her goals.

The Mildew Children is aiming for a Q1 2024 release on PC (via Steam). A prologue of the game’s first chapter is expected to release in Q4 2023.



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